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>> live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia this is cbs3 "eyewitness news". developing now at noon we are learning new information about a nine month old baby found with hypo determine mick in her leg. police found the baby unresponsive at herman young home yesterday. had to administer narcan. the child was taken to chestnut hill hospital where police say doctors treated her for an accidental overdose. she's now in stable condition. the child's father steven welsh facing charges in connection with the incident including aggravated and simple assault. child endangerment and reckless
endangerment. also this noon, police give update on the discover receive infant sized casket with he human organs but no excel toll remains. >> i'm rahel solomon. >> i'm jim donovan let's get to "eyewitness news" reporter greg argos joins us live from northwest detectives where investigators just wrapped up a new conference. greg washington have you learned? >> reporter: very bizarre story here, jim and rahel but police have shed some new light on exactly what happened here just a few days ago. saying that casket that was dumped here in north philadelphia was actually dumped by an employee at a new jersey funeral home this afternoon the big question is, why this employee did exactly that. let's give you a timeline. this casket with baby's organs was discovered 3,000 block of clearfield street in north philly monday night. and today we've learned it contained the remains avenue three to four month old baby buried in south jersey last thursday. police say after that baby died an autopsy was performed and the organs placed with the body.
according to northwest detectives shortly before the baby's funeral workers at that new jersey funeral home noticed the casket latch was broken. so they transferred the body into a new casket but the organs from the autopsy those were left inside the broken one. the baby's body though in that new casket was buried in new jersey. captain jones won't release the name of the funeral home but he says for some reason an employee there drove that broken casket to north philly and dumped it on the street. that person claimed he didn't realize the baby's organs were still inside. right now investigators are determining what if any charges the employee or others at that funeral home could face. >> from what i understand the family is quiet upset. and you know we've been forth right with them, and again we told them we would keep them a breast of our progress with the investigation. >> reporter: really just a strange story unfolding here in north philadelphia. once again philadelphia police not naming the funeral home.
not naming the family. not naming that employee who dumped this casket. we'll continue to work this story, of course, and bring you latest later on tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. for now we're live in north philadelphia. greg argos cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> lots of unanswered questions. thank you greg. in other news this noon septa police officer being recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty. he helped rescue a man trapped inside a burning car and it was all caught on dash cam and body cam video. sergeant mark pasquale came across the car that crashed into the back of a trash truck on north delaware of a early friday morning. the sergeant says the legs of the unconscious driver were stuck under the dash he knew he had to act fast. the sergeant and good samaritan sprung into action. >> if it was just me my by self i don't know if i would have got him out. so obviously very grateful for bystanders. >> the sergeant said one passerby stopped to help while the trash truck driver called
911. turning now to weather some areas this noon are catching a break from the rain but there's a chance of showers and storms pretty much all day today. meteorologist katie fehlinger tracking the wet weather from the cbs3 weather sent. what's the latest. >> we have wet weather out there. it looks as though you'll be getting hit with nothing at the given hour or a little bit of light rain or even pockets of steady rain. just a bit of a variety pack going on right now. disturbance is the culprit for it. actually start it off with just a snapshot view as we make tri-state sweep over storm sca m scan3. what you'll notice the steady yesterday rain is falling at least in our local area across southern new jersey and parts of sussex county in delaware. now this is where we've seen the brunt thus far down through the southern delmarva peninsula terms of our local area any way. heavy thunderstorms you'll notice, too, southern delmarva peninsula down through southwestern most or southeastern in fact most maryland really heavy thunderstorms having rumbled
through that. this has been disturbance responsible for multiple inches worth of accumulating rain especially across places like prince william county out near the dc/baltimore area. so we're right on the cusp that means some of you are going to get hit with locally steady heavy rain and some of you are going to get showers out of this. currently temperatures are in the mid 70s. they won't climb much higher than this and again i'd keep the um kell bra handy the rest of the day. more rain in the forecast i'll let you know when that is here a little later on. >> keeping the umbrella handy. thank you katie. president trump is making headlines on global issues as he travels overseas. he's in germany at this hour but the growing crisis with north korea, well, that's taking center stage. correspondent reports from the white house. >> reporter: president trump has arrived in germany in preparation for the g20 submit which kicks off tomorrow. one key topic will be north korea's nuclear program. war saw thursday the president was vague about how the us would respond. >> i don't like to talk about what i have planned but i have
pretty severe things that we're thinking about. >> reporter: president trump will hold his first face to face meeting with russian president vladimir putin tomorrow. this morning, he delivered perhaps his strongest criticism of russian activities since taking office. >> we you were russia to cease its destabilizing activityies in ukraine and elsewhere and its support for hostile regimes including syria and iran. >> reporter: the white house confirms the president will talk about syria and isis during the meeting tomorrow. but it's unlikely he will bring up russian meddling in the presidential election. the president has struggled to articulate his thoughts on retter russia did or did not interfere. >> i think it was russia but i think it was probably other people and/or countries and i see nothing wrong with that statement. nobody really nose. nobody really knows for sure. >> reporter: mr. trump blames president obama for failing to
take action during the election. cbs3 "eyewitness news". health majority whip steve ask a keys lack in the intensive care a washington hospital. doctors are treating him for an infection. as of last night he was listed in serious condition. officials do promise update later today. scalise you may remember was shot last month when a gunman opened fire at a gop practice for congressional baseball game. that gunman was shot and killed by law enforcement. in other news this noon police are investigating another shooting in germantown as the community prepares for a meeting to night to address gun violen violence. a 30-year-old man remains in critical condition after police say he was shot multiple times overnight. this happen on the 5,000 block of germantown avenue just after 12:30 this morning. police have not released a motive for the shooting and so far no arrests have been made. evacuation orders have been lifted for most residents after a high rise fire in center city. chopper three was over that 13th story apartment building at 13th and walnut just after 7:00 last night. firefighters say the fire erupted on the second floor but
the smoke did make its way to the roof. everyone made it out of the building and no one was hurt. it's a chance to own piece of atlantic city history pieces of the now closed trump taj mahal being sold off for the right price. >> "eyewitness news" reporter henry is live in atlantic city where that liquidation stale started about two hours ago. what are you seeing out there, henry? >> reporter: jim and rahel, i can show you the liquidation sale sign in front of iconic taj mahal kaseen known resort sign president donald trump dubbed it eighth wonder of the world when it opened in 1990. hundreds of lining up down the iconic walkway driveway to try and own a piece of history before the hotel gutted to make way fort hard rock hotel and casino everything from basic hotel items like chairs and mattresses and sheets for just a few dollars to $550 poker tables and for the big spenders, there's those iconic chandeliers they'll run you about 7500 a piece. the president hasn't been affiliated with the hotel since
2009 following bankruptcy and you won't find his name on anything inside any more but we did ask people if they thought president trauma pops legacy would help or hurt the sale and pretty much got the same reaction from both fans and critics. >> i think it helps the sale. definitely. people want a piece of trump. piece of history. that's what we have here. >> i think it helps. it's curiosity, right? everybody wants a little piece of history. his name damaged to it whether you like it or not. >> reporter: we just got a taste of what's going on inside for few minutes before putting together this live report for you. but at 5:00 and six cock we'll take you for the whole tour through the hotel rooms, through the poker room. we'll show you everything coming up a little bit later on tonig tonight. live in atlantic city, henry ross off cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> henry i know rahel wants those chandeliers. you were just oohing and ahhing when you saw those. >> do you have $7,500 to spare. >> no, i don't have that sort of cash on me. >> neither do i. >> a major announcement today by the national constitution center
still ahead find out who will be awarded the prestigious liberty medal this fall. >> comedian and actor kevin hart returns to philadelphia for a very special celebration. mural is being dedicated and that's just one part of the festivities underway. we're live from kevin's old neighborhood that's coming up
now the long-time arizona senator will receive another honor in the city of brotherly love. the national constitution center announced today the mccain will be this year's liberty medal recipient. he'll be presented with the medal at a ceremony on october 16th. a special celebration underway in the neighborhood of philadelphia funny man kevin hart. >> city council has declared today kevin hart day which also happens to be his birthday. cherry greg kyw news radio joins us live in north philadelphia with more on kevin's big honor. very big day for kevin. cherry, good afternoon. >> good afternoon, rahel and jim. let me tell you today is kevin hart's 38th birthday. and what a day it is. he is literally going to be celebrating with hundreds and i mean hundreds of fans many of them have been waiting here since 9:00 o'clock this morning to catch a glimpse of kevin here at broad and erie and let me tell you one of the best ways to honor someone from philadelphia is by creating them a mural and take look at the video here. there is a new mural here at m
max's steaks created with kevin hart's image, and it was created by the artist willis nomo who created roots mural. as you can see it captures the essence of kevin hart his smile and his energy for a man who grew up right here just a couple blocks away at 15th and erie in the city he loves he's been so generous giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to philadelphia schools and the artists and everyone want to be here to celebrate him. counsel mailman david oh says kevin hart is such a great philadelphian they have to make his birthday officially kevin hart day, and he explains all the things that kevin hart has done. >> he comes back and makes films here and that's great for our economy. second of all he identifies himself as a philly guy and a north philly guy and a lot of his stories are about philadelphia and from philadelphia and then he is gone on from comedy to writing books to doing movies but he remembers our city and he remembers the people and that's why he wanted
his mural right here in his own neighborhood. >> reporter: all right. kevin hart will be here around 12:30. he is expected to speak to this crowd of adoring fans. in addition, we'll be entertained by chill moody and hear from freeway also from philadelphia. kevin will be presented with a liberty bell. get a phillies jersey and also get a birthday cake and hopefully the crowd will sing to him. what great way to celebrate your 38th birthday and rahel and jim i'm a little jealous because i mean, this is like a birthday party for no one other than someone like kevin hart. i'm going to enjoy light at broad and erie cherry greg for cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> enjoy that, cherry. so well deserved what a great role model for philadelphia. >> indeed. coming up all parents need a break now and then from kids. >> still ahead we'll show you how this daddy bulldog managed to escape for a little while. katie you can relate to that. >> my kids are usually running
in opposite directions away from me. that's amazing. i cannot wait to see more. but what you may not be able to wait for is this weekend which is looking phenomenal right now. lots of sunshine, comfortable warmth in the mid 80s. why not get outside if you don't have plans yet i would make them because but in the meantime we've got wet weather to discuss i'll track the rain that's out there now and let you know when it will get out of here right after the break. ♪
peak two fire burning dangerously close to the breck ken rigid ski rei sore. vac weighing orders are in place for residents a few miles from the base of the resort. for now people closer to the base are safe. i used to woman work in colorado a lot of people on facebook and twitter are talking about. hopefully they get that contained soon. >> no kidding much thoughts to them. for us, it's all about the wet weather that's out there right now. you know it looks right now as though just to our south they're bearing the brunt of this. d.c., baltimore area southern parts of maryland are really getting hit the hardest with this. we're just right on the cusp of this frontal boundary and it's a front that really more than anything disturbance moving along a frontal boundary that's again kind of just passing us by to the south while we are certainly getting hit with rain and some of you may end up getting doused by this, i would say that right now it's look to go me like the further south you reside the further south you plan to travel the more likely it is that you end up with a pocket of locally soaking rain. i still think we'd all do well to walk out the door with umbrella. however, even if it's just spitting at you it's enough you
may want to have umbrella handy. let's get you out there show you the deal and give you a sense how things will progress with time here because i promised you just before the break gorgeous weekend. how do we get there? we need to get this out here first much it's with us now until tomorrow. several disturbances working their way through. at the moment on storm scan heaviest rain confine right there right on the tail end of this three-hour loop. very heavy rain and thunderstorms rumbled across the chesapeake bay now on land and some of that lifted into southern new jersey. we've also got this batch of rain moving its way right along 78 out towards 81. i should say 76pa turnpike there. but regardless, you're going to find pocks and scattered fashion of these showers and storms. i have not seen a lot of actual fund thunderstorm imbedded locally that's primarily happened to our south. we still have to allow for that however. thankful our severe weather threat is low. i'd say this rain is really going to be the issue for the rest of the day. still quite unsettled off to the west. whole thing needs to get out of here.
it will with time through the day tomorrow. by the time we hit the weekend, it looks so much better. we'll get to that in the seven day let's give you these bullet points scattered showers imbedded storms some of the rain heavy at times leading potentially to localized mooing and i think especially delaware southern new jersey that's your best chance to see that for the rest of the day. 92 tomorrow anyone's fair game. now tropical depression number four as we shift gears take look at the tropics has since developed. rye now it is no not apparent ts would be the ingredients necessary to turn into an actual named storms. things can change on us certainly but it look like this may maintain depression status before it would fizzle away. if it does achieve a name, it would be don. that's the next name on the list for us. meanwhile let's bring you back state side. dew points are definitely climbing even in mount pocono but you're still relatively dry. when it comes to air mass the further south you go that you're in the 70s on dew points. that's incredibly humid air and i walk out for a coffee run earlier on today i had lotted to
a lot of fluffing before i could come on the air it's that kind of day with spitting rain and certainly some higher humidity. it messes with you, right? let's take look at the live neighborhood network. bless these lovely people. taking walk out on the boardwalk despite the rain. i just love that. not letting them get them down here but yes, you do have rain falling here outside the boardwalk plaza in hobos hoe both were good portion of the delaware beaches impacted by this. find good door activities. play parchesi. rounds of rain on the way, 80 degrees at best for your daytime high. we'll drop it back down to 69 tonight. still mild but again these scattered showers or thunderstorms are still out there. and then as we look ahead to what promises to be beautiful weekend by comparison, drink this in, guys it really looks nice. sunday and monday if you have another long weekend coming up, jim, monday looks like a gem. >> you make it seem like i'm never here. >> well you know. >> seniority has its privileges, you know. [ laughter ] >> thanks, katie. >> "eyewitness news" hitting the road against tomorrow for our summer fest celebration.
>> headed to berks county for the 68t skateth annual kutztownk festival show you many of the traditions along with special places around kutztown. summer fest kicks off tomorrow morning starting oh on it witness news at 5am. tune in at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. as the celebration continues throughout date and night right here on "eyewitness news". >> that's tomorrow but still ahead, what's a dad to do when he needs a break from the kids? this funny video that, yes, eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like any of these types of plans, they could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call unitedhealthcare insurance company today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients.
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>> jordan: hey. >> lily: hey. >> jordan: sorry it's not a triple shot of tequila. >> lily: [ chuckles ] no, water's fine. listen, we still don't know if cane's the father. and even if he is, he's not gonna run off with the woman, you know? they're work friends. that showed from their texts. or they were, until she accused him of sexual harassment. >> jordan: lily, analyze this all you like, but... but you're gonna drive yourself crazy. cane loves you. he's got to be sick about all of this. but you need to be prepared. if juliet decides to keep this baby, it's gonna change your family's life forever.